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Prof Lawrence Goldman on BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time'

Professor Lawrence Goldman, emeritus fellow in History at St Peter's, was one of the participants on 'In Our Time', chaired by Melvyn (Lord) Bragg this morning BBC Radio 4. 

The programme was about 'The Life and Labour of the People of London', the survey of London life undertaken by the businessman Charles Booth (1840–1916) at the end of the 19th century, and often considered the most influential social investigation in modern British History. 

Lawrence Goldman has been asked to write the biography of Booth which he'll be beginning this summer. This is the 9th time he has been on the programme. Previous subjects he's discussed have included the Industrial Revolution, the War of 1812, the life of Octavia Hill, the eruption of mount Tambora, the American Civil War, and the American Populists.

Professor Goldman was Fellow and Tutor in History at St Peter's between 1990 and 2014, before becoming Director of the Institute of Historical Research (2014-2017), and is a former editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch up via BBC Sounds.

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